A knitalong for two

Ever since SP9 ended, my spoiler, Lynnette, and I have kept in touch. One thing we discovered is that we’re both new to lace knitting–“new” as in “haven’t done it before but would really like to.” We also discovered that we both have a fondness for dragons.

“Hey,” we thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to do a lace project together?”

After a few e-mails back and forth to discuss several possible patterns (the “Heere Be Dragone” shawl was mentioned but quickly determined to be not-a-good-idea-for-a-first-lace-project), we finally settled on the Dragon-Scale Scarf from Heritage Yarns.

By coincidence, we both started our scarves at the same time (around Easter weekend), but house-related concerns (and not having the scarf and my camera anywhere near each other whenever I thought to take a picture of the thing) have kept me from posting about it until now. As you can see, I’m nearly two feet into it (I started a new skein at about eighteen inches).

I’ve opted for a heavier yarn than the pattern calls for: I’m using the fabulous Patons SWS that Lynnette gave me, and I love how the scarf is turning out. The pattern’s twelve-row repeat isn’t difficult but is interesting enough to keep me from getting bored! I doubt that I’ll be ready for Heere Be Dragone after this, but maybe one day, after I get a lot more lace knitting under my belt!

4 Responses to “A knitalong for two”

  1. Ginaon 23 Apr 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I absolutely love that pattern and it looks incredible in your scarf with that SWS yarn!

    I have to try some of that soon!

  2. Marsha Brofka-Berendson 23 Apr 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Hey, if you want to join this mini-knitalong, just let me know! :)

  3. Linneton 23 Apr 2007 at 9:49 pm

    That looks great! The yarn really works with the pattern. I’m not nearly as far along as you are, but it does go fast when I pick it up.

  4. JDon 24 Apr 2007 at 8:34 pm

    oh! i didn’t know you were new to lace! GO FOR IT! the scarf looks great, especially in that yarn. and go for the shawl, too – it’ll be awesome!